Latest Antarctica News

Ice shelf collapses in previously stable East Antarctica

Mar. 25, 2022 14:18 PM EDT

An ice shelf the size of New York City has collapsed in East Antarctica, an area long thought to be stable and not hit much by climate change, concerned scientists said Friday. The collapse, captured by satellite images, marked the first time in human history that the frigid region...

Hot poles: Antarctica, Arctic 70 and 50 degrees above normal

Mar. 18, 2022 21:27 PM EDT

Earth’s poles are undergoing simultaneous freakish extreme heat with parts of Antarctica more than 70 degrees (40 degrees Celsius) warmer than average and areas of the Arctic more than 50 degrees (30 degrees Celsius) warmer than average. Weather stations in Antarctica shattered...

Endurance: Explorer Shackleton's ship found after a century

Mar. 11, 2022 11:25 AM EST

Researchers have discovered the remarkably well-preserved wreck of polar explorer Ernest Shackleton’s ship, Endurance, in 10,000 feet of icy water, a century after it was swallowed up by Antarctic ice during what proved to be one of the most heroic expeditions in history. A team of...